Cats love to play! So...why not make them a special toy? The Catnip Spaceship is my favorite (and the favorite of my cats!). They are easy and fun to make. Below are the instructions. Enjoy!
The Cat's Meow – Make a CAT NIP SPACESHIP
What you need: Colorful felt – two pieces at least 4 inches in size
Pinking shears (not necessary but nice to have)
Some cotton batting
Needle and thread (or sewing machine)
Instructions: Cut 2 round circles from some colorful felt measuring approximately 4 inches in diameter. I used different colors for each side and a large lid as my pattern for the round circle. You can buy colorful felt squares at your favorite craft store.
Trim the edges with pinking shears.
Cut 2 round 3 inch pieces of cotton batting for the inside lining. This helps to hold the catnip in.
Fill with catnip. Place some dried catnip inside, the more the better, as this will make the center higher.
Sew. Then the easy way to finish is to sew with a zigzag stitch approximately 1/2 inch inside the edges with your sewing machine several times. Alternatively you can hand stitch around the edges.
Decorate. You can also decorate with a smiley face, or however you want. I made several of these toys and everyone says its their cat's favorite toy. This is a nice safe toy for your cat and a very easy one to make.
You can also make them square or any shape but the cats bat the round shape around and it flies like a little spaceship! This is a nice safe toy for your cat and a very easy one to make. Good Luck!
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